Thunder first-round pick Perry Jones III had to leave the team's summer league game on Tuesday after sustaining a sprained left ankle.
It's unclear whether Jones will be available for the final three games in Orlando. A team spokesman said Jones will be re-evaluated Wednesday morning.
“I don't know exactly what happened,” Jones said. “All I know is my ankle start hurting and I went straight to the ground. Other than that, hopefully it was a good possession.”
Jones exited the game with 5:34 remaining and the score tied at 61-all. Another player appeared to have fallen on Jones' leg as players scrambled to corral a loose ball on an Oklahoma City defensive possession. Jones immediately went to the end of the bench after being removed from the game, and he remained there until the final buzzer after getting his ankle wrapped in ice. After limping off the court under his own power alongside his teammates after the game, Jones said the pain in his ankle wasn't too bad.
“It's all right,” Jones said. “We'll see how it is (Wednesday). If it feels good, I'll be able to play. If not, then I won't be able to play, I guess.”
After scoring 16 points with eight rebounds in his debut Monday, Jones scored eight points with four rebounds and three blocked shots in 23 minutes against Indiana on Tuesday.
The Thunder suffered a 78-74 defeat, falling to 0-2 in its five-game summer league schedule.
LATAVIOUS WILLIAMS SHOWS PROMISE
After sitting out Day 1 while waiting to be cleared to play, forward Latavious Williams scored 10 points with nine rebounds against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Williams made 5-of-8 shots and got six of his game-high nine rebounds on the offensive end in his 17 minutes of work.
“Latavious is a great offensive rebounder,” said Thunder summer league coach Mark Bryant. “He just has to keep maintaining it. Every time he gets in, go to the offensive glass. He played well coming off the bench. I think if he sticks with it he's going to be fine. He's a very active big. He has a knack for getting to the offensive boards, and he finishes pretty good around the rim.”
Williams, who became the first player to go straight from high school to the NBA D-League, was a second-round pick in 2010 but has yet to play in the NBA. The Thunder owns his draft rights after a draft-night trade in 2010. Williams played with the Tulsa 66ers and in Spain the past two seasons, but there is no timetable for when he will join the Thunder.
Hasheem Thabeet is expected to sign his multiyear contract with the Thunder on Wednesday. … Reggie Jackson was whistled for a technical foul with 3:24 remaining in Tuesday's game when he shoved Pacers guard Lance Stephenson. The two were playing physically and jawing throughout the game. … Cole Aldrich scored five points with six rebounds Tuesday but had seven fouls. Summer league rules prohibit players from fouling out. … After dishing out just four assists Monday, the Thunder had 10 assists Tuesday.